Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
They were showing the horses on cattle as they sold. Before all this can happen, all the horses have to be settled. These two photos were taken during the settling early Wednesday morning. I was very interesting in the textures created in the images.
I experimented with adding the dimension of speed. I took these images very slow so that the cows moving around on the edges were blurred while the cows in the center and a few on the edges which at stopped were not blurred.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
This past Saturday I visited the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas where this Painting by W. Herbert Dunton, one of the Taos Society of Artist founding members is on loan and currently on display. I photographed my mother with the painting. My Aunt Jeannette is a co-owner of this painting. This painting was an illustration for a story in an 1910 edition of Cosmopolitan Magazine.
I photographed the pyramid on Friday before the Dedication.
Saturday night the Mayor of Frederickburg dedicated the pyramid and lit the Christmas Tree and the Pyramid before a large crowd of citizens and visitors.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Update:I have added this Web Gallery including additional images of these Border Collies working the cows.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Freckled Leo Lena ridden by James Davison and owned by Tripp Duprier is the top money Open Classic Money earner going into the finals.
Gypsy by Sunlight, ridden by Tim McCloud and owned by Ken and Marcia Hanson was the top Open Derby money earner going into the finals
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
This past Thursday, The Nasher Sculpture Center hosted a Sketching in the Galleries led by Lisa Nersesova. I chose this bronze sculpture by Joan Arp entitled "Torso with Buds" for a graphite and conte drawing.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Did you buy a horse at this sale? Here are the photos -> Rock Creek Ranch Dispersal Sale
To order photos go to WB Sale Photos
Thursday, October 08, 2009
This is the First Tech Lab I have attended. Our project was to create a project based on special effects, either video or still sequence. My model Rousi was inspired by the installation video of Eija-Ahtila in the Performance / Art Exhibition. As she was acting for Chuck D'Arcy who was shooting a video, I took this sequence of still images and brought them together into a Ken Burns style slide show.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
The sunset this evening was spectacular with a clouds feathered by strong winds aloft.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tonight our instructor led us into the exhibit All The World is A Stage where we drew from a selection of small drawings, lithographs, and photographs. I chose this photograph by Gordan Parks of Ingrid Bergman at Stromboli, Italy. I was most interested in the relationship of the very dark shapes within this image and used a carbon pencil, H, and Ebony Pencil on Bristol Paper to reproduce the contrast.
This was the last artist facilitated Sketching in the Galleries at the Dallas Museum of Art. Sketching in the Galleries will continue to be encouraged but there will be no regular artist led program so that they can focus their public programs funding toward Thursday night adult events in the new Center for Creative Connections.
Monday, September 14, 2009
This weekend was mostly rainy with nice fall temperatures. Not much ranch work this weekend, but I did spend most of the day photographing an indoor Rose Country CHA show in Terrell, TX. You can see the photos I took of this show in my America's Cutter September Show listing.
After the show I went back to the ranch. Just before the rain came back for the rest of the night I went to the pasture and photographed the two foals in the lower pasture. The highlight was the buckskin roan. He has been shedding his baby coat to reveal a wonderful roan, like his dam. You can see more foal photo in this Gallery.
Friday, September 04, 2009
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Wednesday morning a hog was seen to be trapped and Mr. Brockaway was notified. Just about lunchtime he arrived and I went down to the trap area to watch him load his catch into a truck mounted cage. This was a great education in the craft of hog trapping. While he prepared the ground so that he could safely match his cage to the trap, he told of what he was doing and why. During the next 20 or so minutes it took to get the hog into the truck cage and rebait and set the trap, we learned a lot about the art of hog trapping and behavior of these wild feral creatures. There were stories about what happens when you get between a piglet and a wild boar and how to climb a tree, FAST! We were shown how to set up the cage to the trap, and close every little access point that would allow for an escape. I have prepared a story board using photos from our visit in this Web Gallery. Be sure to click on the first image and then go through the images, so that you can read the captions for each.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
This Monday I photographed the Texas Fasig-Tipton Summer Yearling Sale. The sale has been a two day event in the past but this year was only one day with 370 catalog entries.
The days was much cooler than in years past, but many of the horses went through without selling or even meeting the upset price of $1000. The Sale Topping horse was a Purge x Ballagren Chestnut colt consigned by Inside Move, Inc, Agent and sold to Midwest Thoroughbreds for $87,000. Here is a Gallery of images I took during this sale. Read Shelby Downs article on the Blood-Horse magazine website.
Friday, August 28, 2009
As I prepared to head to the Dallas Museum of Art, I saw this Thunderhead and ran back for my camera. This image was specially processed to enhance the contrast of the clouds to sky.
I looked up from my Table in the Atrium Cafe and saw this image of guard on the steps to the 4th floor galleries.
Jazz in the Atrium Cafe. Two brass instruments played at once?
Thursday, August 27, 2009
This past Wednesday while I was working at the ranch, I photographed Jenny Jess riding Unquestionable Twist. Evidently this filly is a joy to ride. She had started him this past week and was riding bareback after 20 minutes. Jenny is great at starting horses, and was an Extreme Makeover Champion last year.. She is also does horse message therapy. For more info about Jenny visit her website at www.procareequine.com.
Unquestionable Twist is a 3yo filly by Doc O Lena Twist out of Ms Freckles Gold.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
This past Thursday I attended a new program at in the Dallas Museum of Art Center for Creative Connections entitled DIY@DMA (Do it Yourself at DMA). In this Third Thursday class, much like the Sketching, We are led by a professional artist. At each class we create some work of art inspired by a current exhibit. This month we were inspired by the Private Universes Exhibit and came back to the studio and created Cigar Box Collages. The idea was to start but not necessarily finish. I created a painting in a box which I later discarded by painting the inside. Today after reading a section in an art book about Cornell and his shadow box asemblages I created my own which I have entitled Rock Music 2. This is not a permanent box, and I may once again paint the inside of the box and create another assemblage.